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Old 01-08-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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Well I told some I would do a little update here. So Heres what I did Today.

Im not a carpenter by any means, but I did it myself and I'm happy for that..

Think about change the back carpet soon anyways, Im pretty decent with sheet metal and I have the access to a sheet metal shop so that may be in the near future!

Heres some pics.

First Pulled in


Starting the Mounting process


















Gonna Wire it up, Run the Lines, and put the Air Struts on tomorrow!

If anyone has any advice as far as running lines through the car, or underneath, please share! Thankyou!
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:25 AM   #2
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Finally someone doing a DIY! Is this with elevel? I wanna see how you'll deal with the height sensors

Couple guys from iclub ran their lines through the doorsills. There should holes on the firewall to run your lines through. Also I'm assuming theres no way to fit that air tank without cutting or raising the trunk floor? I got the same tank.

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Old 01-09-2014, 02:59 AM   #3
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Ugh. I had a bagged Full Size Chevy that laid frame. I told my self I wouldnt bag the Car but with threads like this make if very difficult not to! Cant wait to see the progress!

Ran Accuair in my Truck and wouldnt do it any other way!
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:43 PM   #4
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I love DIY, but there wasn't a more space efficient way to mount everything? It looks like you have some tools and space available. What if you mounted the tank 90 degrees from how it sits, but up over the rear wheel arch? Then you could put the valves and compressor under it in the side cubby and still have a trunk.
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:36 AM   #5
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Subscribing. How much money are you into it so far?
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:52 PM   #6
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Well Myself and a couple of my friends went at it again last night..

Lets say it was interesting.

We wired up everything, Running the power to the battery, Key, headlight, and ground, per how they were labeled so that's what we did.

When we got rolling, I kept forgetting to take photos, but here are a few from when I did remember. Hoping to finish the Air Lines, Air Lines to guages, and and put the Air Struts on Sunday.









A little break



And this is what I have today.







Had a few question for Bag Riders so I'm waiting for them to get back to me.

Question as far as testing to make sure the compressor will work. It has power, because the control unit has power when I plug the controller in. Does it need the guages hooked up to tell it to kick on? How can I get it to run to test it?
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:48 PM   #7
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I'm assuming it's something to do with the relay from the compressor. I have power going into and from the ecu.

There's 4 tabs on the Relay. I'm using 3 of them. 1 is the yellow wires which is the main power out of the ECU. One Ground wire, and 1 power Lin from the compressor.

It shows power on the power from the ECU, but it's like it's not drawing it into the relay. Anyone with advice or help would be much appreciate'!
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:08 PM   #8
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Try your checking your placement of wires on the relay, the relays a switch and if a power wire from the relay to the compressor is on the wrong pin that may be your issue
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:22 PM   #9
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Yep, tried that. Man, I'm gonna buy another relay just incase. Just to see, anyone else with ideas or had a similar issue, please feel free to give suggestions !
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:44 AM   #10
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Yep, tried that. Man, I'm gonna buy another relay just incase. Just to see, anyone else with ideas or had a similar issue, please feel free to give suggestions !
I went ahead and bought there tyco 75 amp relay and gonna follow the wiring found their tech section. Hope this helps.

http://bagriders.com/modlab/tech/Com...02)%20Rev2.pdf
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:04 PM   #11
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How do you plan on running your air lines?
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:20 AM   #12
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I ran the fronts through the right side door, pics above, then up through and out the rubber grommet in the right front. Doing the rears today
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:44 PM   #13
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have any pics of the hole you went through on the firewall? both inside and engine bay side if possible?
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:06 PM   #14
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Sure thing man, was really easy. I'll pop them up in a few just running to the shop. Any have a problem trying to get any air through the lines? I put the plug on the other side like shown in the diagram and now it just builds are but doesn't let it flow through the air lines that are lined to the struts. I put a tiny piece of line to see if there was any air flow there at all and nothing was going through. Yet when I take the plug out of the other side it let's it all out
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:24 AM   #15
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Well my DIY isn't any good without pics 😳, but I took a few for you get get an idea. Air is all installed and it's awesome!

Love it way more than the coils I had before. Adjust at the hit if a button

Not at a computer but will post pictures later
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:05 PM   #16
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bump for pics!!! im doing my air ride install soon just waiting on **** from powdercoaterr
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:53 PM   #17
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thats a sweet setup! is this from bag riders? how are you liking it so far? i'm doing bags on my outback next month if all goes as planned. did you think about going with any other companies? I'm leaning toward K sport bag setup. being that its an outback my options are somewhat limited. what was the most difficult thing for the install? sorry for all the questions, just trying to get as much info as possible before i commit to something. thanks.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:58 PM   #18
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Hey guys, sorry haven't been on the computer lately.

But!

Install was very easy. As long as you know how to run wires through your car, it's pretty much straight forward. Gonna try to post the pictures up tomorrow!
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Hey guys, sorry haven't been on the computer lately. But! Install was very easy. As long as you know how to run wires through your car, it's pretty much straight forward. Gonna try to post the pictures up tomorrow!
Bumping for pics!
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:33 AM   #20
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ditttooo
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:09 PM   #21
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guess OP died lol
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:43 PM   #22
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Hey guys,

Sorry and I keep meaning to upload them.

Been gone for 2 weeks racing.

Check it out .

If you don't know which one I am, my user name will explain lol ( except not number 40 )


Made it all the way to Florida and back 👌

Upload photos tonight! I promise. Working on redoing the trunk too so I have a spare tire.
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lmao i thought you died =/
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:07 PM   #24
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Spent damn near the entire race in 1st place then that BS happens?? I bet you were furious. Congrats on at least keeping the car in it for the 4th place finish.
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lmao i thought you died =/
Nope! Still truckin' lol!
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